[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 16:58:33 CET 2012

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 1:43 AM, Arnaud Delobelle <arnodel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know much about forking, but I'm pretty sure that forking a
> process doesn't mean you double the amount of physical memory used.
> With copy-on-write, a lot of physical memory can be shared.

Unfortunately, CPython's use of refcounting plays merry hell with the
effectiveness of copy-on-write memory saving techniques.


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